Sunday, September 28, 2008
Spore, in a paragraph
Spore's a good game, but not as good as many (including me) expected it to be. Its basic problem is that it's too straightforward. Players can design a wide variety of creatures and objects, but there's not much to do with them once they're made. The Space stage opens a decent number of opportunities, but it takes too long to get going. Maxis will certainly expand on the original game. Hopefully, those expansions will add new layers to gameplay at every stage and not just add new editor objects.